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Idea Finder

This site celebrates the spirit of innovation by showcasing great inventors and inventions. Fun features include Invention Facts and Myths, Inventor Biographies, and an Innovation Timeline.  courtesy of netTrekker
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This site celebrates the spirit of innovation by showcasing great inventors and inventions. Fun features include Invention Facts and Myths, Inventor Biographies, and an Innovation Timeline.

courtesy of netTrekker

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